To ease us into summer, here is a delightfully linear-minded EP from Alex Charles (whose "Hourse" was an early "hit" for Linear Obsessional). "Trevenec" follows the sound of single bell, repeating and folding in on itself. More and more levels are added as other sounds and voice enter the mix, gradually accreting into a richly textured drone. This 15 minute live laminal piece comes with a PDF version of Alex Charles' inspirational self-published pamphlet... Topics: liminal, ambient, experimental, noise, drone
Linear Obsessional is delighted to present a collection of minimalist slow motion "ambient" works by the Californian composer Paul H. Muller. Despite the similarity of approach on all the tracks, this collection demonstrates the variety that Paul achieves, from the almost Wagner like chords of "Water Receding" to the submerging choir of "Bathyscape". This edition comes with 6 PDF files of composer's notes and scores. NOTES BY THE COMPOSER How These Pieces Are... Topics: california, composition, minimalist, drone, ambient, experimental
A while back, Frans de Waard said in a review of my music published in his Vital Weekly that, perhaps he had been "clouded by ill-judgement" in that he had been under the impression that I was just "one of the drone boys". I was a little amused by this because, aside from my association with Drone Forest, I had (up until that time) never actually put out much music under my name that could really be categorized as pure drone music. Drones have been an important touchstone in... Topics: experimental, drone, noise, minimal, electronic, C.Reider
When David Teboul of the extraordinary ambient outfit "Linear Bells" approached me with a view to releasing an album on my netlabel, I found myself with an unexpected dilemma. I told David that whilst I would be delighted to release some of his music, I had a problem in that I could envisage "Linear Bells" as potentially being seen as the Linear Obsessional "house band" through the name. I may have been unduly cautious, but instead I offered David a commission - to... Topics: experimental, drone, noise, linear bells, linear obsessional
byJerome Poirier, Paul H. Muller, skitter and Bagrec
On this EP four sound artists and composers in four parts of the world (Paris, California, Glasgow, London) get to grips with the Linear Obsessional back catalogue to produce four unique tracks using only material already released- re-edited, mutilated, stretched, shrunk, crushed, atomised and layered. Produced by Richard Sanderson. 1. "3x10" by Jerome Poirier 2. "Three Sets of Words" by Paul H. Muller 3. "Endings" by skitter 4. "The Anxiety in the Eyes of the... Topics: noise, remix, collage, drone, experimental, netlabel, creative commons
Download comes with accompanying PDF booklet "Much of the music on Contractions for Ophelia was used as background to the birth of Weatherglass's grand-daughter, hence the title. All the music originated on acoustic instruments, including plucked and bowed acoustic guitar, lapsteel guitar, harmonium, accordion, dulcimer and found objects. Cornwall and Sykes Reservoir feature as special environmental guests, and vocals were supplied by various waterfowl and a budgie." - Weatherglass... Topics: Experimental, drone, ambient, acoustic, guitar, lapsteel, dulcimer, accordion, field recordings,...
Linear Obsessional is delighted to present this new release fromChris Whitehead - A CD of sounds to be played to metal plants, with an accompanying detailed PDF guide... This CD was released simultaneously with Mark Browne's "The Prejudices of History" - with which it shares some concerns. "Since the Industrial Revolution the soil in Britain has changed considerably in its formulation. Where once it almost exclusively consisted of organic matter, it is now likely to hold high... Topics: documentary, botany, field recording, experimental. chris whitehead, Linear Obsessional, drone,...
For the first release of 2013, Linear Obsessional is delighted to present a radical new EP by Jude Cowan Montague. "Winter Hill Sings" is a collection of short multi-tracked vocal works informed by folk singing and hill walking. The accompanying PDF booklet includes new texts, poetry and artwork by Jude. credits Recorded by Brian O'Shaughnessy at Bark Studios, Walthamstow in 2012. Jude Cowan Montague: Voice and instruments (double bass, phono-fiddle, percussion) All songs by Jude... Topics: traditional. hill walking, experimental, freak-folk, drone, Jude Cowan Monatgue, Linear Obsessional
"Electrical Tape" is an album of music for the Mellotron, composed and performed by Duncan Goddard of Radio Massacre International. Notes- Outside of folk music, very few instruments carry as much cultural baggage as the Mellotron. In the same way pipes and drums instantly evoke Scotland, an accordion Paris, pan-pipes South America, so the strange tones of the Mellotron instantly bring you to the 1970s and particularly progressive rock and German experimental rock. This connection may... Topics: mellotron, prog, radio massacre international, duncan goddard, drone, kosmiche, cosmic,...